The Last Samurai (2003)

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The Last Samurai is a 2003 American epic war film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan. The film stars Tom Cruise, who also co-produced, as well as Ken Watanabe, Shin Koyamada, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Timothy Spall and Billy Connolly. Inspired by a project by Vincent Ward, it interested Zwick, with Ward later serving as executive producer. The film production went ahead with Zwick and was shot in Ward’s native New Zealand.

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An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle. (source:


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Characters appearing in the movie The Last Samurai.

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Full cast list for the movie The Last Samurai.

Winchester Rep

Winchester Rep Assistant

Ray Godshall Sr.
Convention Hall Attendee

Zebulon Gant

Colonel Bagley

Masashi Odate
Omura's Companion

Omura's Bodyguard

Simon Graham

Emperor Meiji

General Hasegawa

Satoshi Nikaido

Shintaro Wada
Young Recruit


Shun Sugata


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Magazine issues featuring The Last Samurai on the cover.
  • Tom Cruise - Sinema Magazine Cover [Turkey] (February 2004)
  • Tom Cruise - Total Film Magazine [United Kingdom] (October 2003)
  • Tom Cruise - Empire Magazine [United Kingdom] (February 2004)


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List of The Last Samurai quotes.

(watching the Imperial Army's target practice)
Algren: I suppose we should be grateful they're all firing in the same direction.
Zebulon Gant: Couldn't have put it better myself, sir.

Katsumoto: This is my son's village. We are deep in the mountains, and the winter is coming. You cannot escape.
Nobutada: Jolly Good.

Katsumoto: You do not have to die here.
Algren: I should have died so many time before.


Trailer for the movie The Last Samurai.
The Last Samurai (2003) - Official Movie Trailer

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